Tension is mounting in Edo North, the senatorial district of Edo state Governor Adams Oshiomhole, ahead of the 2015 National Assembly election over his alleged plot, under pressure from top National APC party leaders to alter the zoning formula which come 2015 favors an Etsako politician for Senate. He is said to be in favor of his Secretary, former PDP gubernatorial aspirant, Professor Julius Ihonvbere, who is from Owan, the smallest ethnic group in the area.
Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, though a trained medical doctor, can be said to belong to the class of Nigerians who jettisoned their professional carrier, took the risk of venturing into partisan politics and succeeded. The Agbani born and American trained doctor rode on the charisma and influence of Senator Jim Nwobodo former to have clinched the Enugu state PDP governorship ticket and subsequently won the 1999 governorship election in state.
Omobolanle Adeoti is a slim dark complexion woman ostensibly in her late 20s. The woman with an easy smile sells assorted herbal mixture locally known as agbo, sachet gin, cigarette, fried stick meat or peppered Kpomo, a combination most of such hawkers have for sale.
Civil Society Organisations, CSOs are globally recognised as social groups that are not classified as governmental and business enterprises. In some climes they are called non- profit or not-for-profit organisations and they include churches, community-based organisations, youth organisations and career associations.
The inputs of these organisations to the society are indispensable. Perhaps it is for this reason that CSOs are expected to send delegates to the forthcoming National Confabulation.
Interest shown in the Nigeria Automotive Industry Development Plan by local and international automobile companies may just have given the federal government fresh gusto to actualise the policy. Recently, the government embarked on inspection of local automotive assembly plants across the country.
In one of the visits to Peugeot Automotive Nigeria, PAN, car assembly plant in Kaduna, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, said local and international investors were taking advantage of the huge opportunities provided by the new policy to invest in Nigeria.
lamide Ojo is a taxi driver who plies the roads within the Abuja metropolis. A few weeks ago, his Volkswagen Golf car suddenly burst into flames along the popular Bolingo Hotel Junction at the central business district. As soon as he noticed the fire, he immediately parked by the curb, fetched his fire extinguisher from the booth of his car, and made to put out the fire but to no avail. Other vehicles eventually stopped to help with their own fire extinguishers until about 10 canisters were exhausted, yet the fire was not put out. Sadly, Ojo lost his car.
he news came that the Edo State government was planning to revive the state transport firm, Edo Transport Company Limited popularly called Edo Line, three years after government closed it down.
The state commissioner for transport, Mr. Orobosa Omo-Ojo (JP), however said that he could not sanction the move, adding, “It is only Governor Adams Oshiomhole that has the authority to make pronouncement on the re-opening or otherwise of Edo Line not the commissioner or any self-appointed general manager, except he is so directed.”
For Nathaniel Eggah, a resident of the Federal Capital territory, Abuja, he is alive today because God used ‘Good Samaritans’ to rescue him when he was involved in a ghastly clash along Airport road in Abuja. He told this magazine that two young men, whom he simply addressed as twins, hitherto unknown to him, conveyed him to Wuse General Hospital for treatment. But, Eggah recounts that it took the yelling of the twins before they attracted some attention.
Osun State is not only reaping a bumper harvest, but also getting international recognition, rewards and laurels for the pioneer achievements being recorded by its government. For breaking new grounds and introducing new ideas in governance, the sky appears to be the beginning for Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s government. After deep, thorough and adroit thinking, the government arrived at a viable alternative of fund sourcing for the development of the state’s comatose infrastructural facilities.
The Edo state government last weekend relieved over 2, 000 civil servants in its Ministries and extra-ministerial departments and parastatals including the judiciary of their jobs. Two serving court judges were affected. It was gathered that majority of the affected civil servants learnt of their sack when they discovered that their names were missing from the January 2014 salary voucher while some got the news from letters dated February 14 2014 delivered to them.